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Program in African American Culture Collection

Collector:
Maltsby, Portia  Search this
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Extent:
100 Cubic feet (309 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Photographs
Date:
1850-2004, undated
Summary:
The collection primarily documents the activities of the National Museum of American History's Program in African American Culture (PAAC) dating from 1979 through 2004. The Program in African American Culture (PAAC) created public programs documenting the black experience in the United States, as well as, other countries. Archival materials include photographs, programs, administrative files, magnetic tape, audiocassettes, U-matic and VHS video cassettes.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists primarily of administrative files, audio, video, and photographic documentation of the programs presented by the Program in African American Culture (PAAC) from 1979 through 2004. There is a substantial amount of material documenting research conducted by the Program in African American Culture (PAAC) for its programming. In addition, administrative paperwork relating to the day-to-day activities of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC) are also included in the materials.

The collection is divided into four series. Series one consists of the material created for each program and is arranged in chronological order. Series two contains background materials and publications relating to subjects of program interest and is arranged in alphabetical order. Series three includes correspondence, contracts, resumes of presenters and performers and other forms of administrative files. Series four are materials relating to Smithsonian Institution or outside programs and performances.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1, Programs Files, 1979-2004, undated

Series 2, Research Files, 1850-1995, undated

Series 3, Administrative Files, 1850-1995, undated

Series 4, Interviews, Speaking Engagements and Performances, 1964-2000, undated
Biographical / Historical:
The Program in African American Culture (PAAC) is a Smithsonian Institution research and programming office located in the National Museum of American History that was created as an outgrowth of the African Diaspora component of the 1975 and 1976 Festival of American Folklife. Founding director, Bernice Johnson Reagon, developed the Program in Black Culture, as the PAAC was originally, as a center for researching and presenting topics of interest to the study of African American history and culture. Reagon is a song leader, composer, scholar, and social activist, who was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Freedom Singers in the Albany Movement in Georgia. The Program, which was transferred to the National Museum of American History in 1983, provided, and continues to provide, a forum for the presentation of traditional and historical forms of African American cultural expression. To accomplish this, Program in African American Culture (PAAC) staff conducted thorough research, which resulted in public programs including conferences, concerts, colloquia, and seminars on a wide range of topics.
Related Materials:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Duke Ellington Collection (NMAH.AC.0301)

Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (NMAH.AC.0415)

Eugene D. Smallwood Gospel Music Collection (NMAH.AC.0456)

Wade in the Water Radio Series Collection (NMAH.AC.0516)

Moses Moon Civil Rights Movement Audio Collection (NMAH.AC.0556)

Bernice Reagon Johnson Collection of African American Sacred Music (NMAH.AC0653)

Edward and Gaye Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (NMAH.AC.0704)

Smithsonian Institution

Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, June 25-July 6, 1997 (CFCH.SFF.1997)

Smithsonian Institution Archivesemph>

Oral History Interview with Bernice Reagon Johnson, 1986 (Accession 009612)

National Museum of American History, Program in African American Culture, 1982-2002 (Accession 05-116)

National Museum of American History, Program in African American Culture, 1983-2004 (Accession 06-002)

National Museum of American History, Program in African American Culture, 1972-1999 (Accession 08-107)

National Museum of American History, Program in African American Culture, 1975-2000 (Accession 12-102)

National Museum of American History, Program in African American Culture, 1976-1999 (Accession 12-358)

National Museum of American History, Program in African American Culture, 1980-1992, 1961 (Accession 96-147)

Duke Ellington Collection Records, circa 1985-1993 (Accession 98-129)

National Museum of American History, Program in Black American Culture, circa 1976-1987 (Accession 98-136)
Provenance:
Collection created by the Program in African Amerian Culture at the Smithsonian Institution from 1979-1986.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Use of reference audio and video cassette copies only.
Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Topic:
Civil rights  Search this
African American history  Search this
African American religion  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
African Americans -- Music  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Photographs -- 1980-2000
Citation:
Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0408
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Program in African American Culture Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0408
Online Media:

National Folk Festival: Evening Concert- Aubrey Ghent; Sun Rhythm Section; Guitar Workshop- Anderson, Blake, Burlison... [sound recording]

Recorder:
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Mills, Suki  Search this
Performer:
Ghent, Aubrey  Search this
Burlison, Paul  Search this
Burgess, Sonny  Search this
Pennington, Eddie  Search this
Blake, Norman 1938-  Search this
Anderson, Scotty  Search this
Sun Rhythm Section  Search this
Creator:
National Folk Festival 1993  Search this
Subject:
Sun Records  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Tennessee
United States
Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Florida
Fort Pierce (Fla.)
Memphis (Tenn.)
Arkansas
West Virginia
Princeton (Ky.)
Kentucky
Ohio
Date:
1993
Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Rockabilly music  Search this
Rock music  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Country music  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Hawaiian guitar  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
FP-1993-CT-0231
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_341417

I'm Gonna Put You in Your Place/Smarty [sound recording}

Performer:
Waller, Fats 1904-1943  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-0608
Victor 25608
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_320886

In the Gloaming/The Sheik of Araby [sound recording}

Performer:
Waller, Fats 1904-1943  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-2085
Victor 25847
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_322138

Never No Lament/Cotton Tail [sound recording}

Performer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0105
Victor 26610
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335106

Jack the Bear/Morning Glory [sound recording}

Performer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0106
Victor 26536
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335107

Black and Tan Fantasie/Creole Love Call [sound recording}

Performer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0107
Victor 24861
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335108

Solitude/Delta Serenade [sound recording}

Performer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0108
Victor 24755
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335109

Ebony Rhapsody/Saturday Night Function [sound recording}

Performer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0109
Victor 24674
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335110

Blue Light Blues/I'm Coming Virginia [sound recording}

Performer:
Carter, Benny  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0117
Victor 26221
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335118

Dancing in the Dark/Smoke Gets in Your Eyes [sound recording}

Artist:
Shaw, Artie 1910-2004  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Big Band  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0176
Victor 27335
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335164

Special Delivery Stomp/Keepin' Myself for You [sound recording}

Artist:
Shaw, Artie 1910-2004  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Big Band  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0179
Victor 26762
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335167

Chlo-E/Across the Track Blues [sound recording}

Performer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0101
Victor 27235
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335291

The Warm Valley/Flaming Sword [sound recording}

Performer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0102
Victor 26796
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335292

Sepia Panorama/Harlem Air-Shaft [sound recording}

Performer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0103
Victor 26731
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335293

Portrait of Bert Williams, A/Bojangles [sound recording}

Performer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0104
Victor 26644
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335294

Rhumboogie/Cow Cow Blues [sound recording}

Artist:
Zurke, Bob 1912-1944  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0404
Victor 26646
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335436

You Started Me Dreaming/Robins and Roses

Artist:
Dorsey, Tommy 1905-1956  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Big Band  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0747
Victor 25284
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335537

Royal Garden Blues/Jada [sound recording}

Artist:
Dorsey, Tommy 1905-1956  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Big Band  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0748
Victor 25326
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335538

Swing Time Up in Harlem/Swing High [sound recording}

Artist:
Dorsey, Tommy 1905-1956  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Big Band  Search this
Local number:
RA-RAMS-78-0750
Victor 27249
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Frederic Ramsey audiorecordings collection, circa 1950s 287448
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335540

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